Release names of 118: CaFFE writes to Aloysius, Palisena

3 June 2018 04:34 pm - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) and Centre for Human Rights and Research Sri Lanka (CHR) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon has sent a letter to Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Owner Arjun Aloysius and its CEO Kasun Palisena who are currently in remand, requesting them to release the names of 118 who had obtained funds from them.

The CAFFE Director in person has handed over the letter to the Prisons authorities today to be sent across to the mentioned recipients.

Keerthi urged the duo to release the names of the individuals including politicians to whom they have given financial gifts, donations, aids and monetary funds for election campaigns from their companies like PTL, W. M. Mendis Company and other related companies.

"It was learnt from the media and different sources that 118 individuals have obtained funds for different purposes. Reveal the names of those individuals who have taken funds from January 01, 2010 to December 31, 2017," Keerhti wrote in the letter.

"As lot of MPs have been inconvenient due to the accusations that have been levelled against them without concrete facts, you both are entitled to reveal the real names of those who have taken money from you so that everybody would get the real picture of these series of incidents," Keerhti added.

He urged them to release the names to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as a secret document so that he would take necessary steps to release to the public domain. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  Comments - 25

  • dimwit Sunday, 03 June 2018 04:49 PM

    So why not say quits even at this late hour?

    AJ Monday, 04 June 2018 08:53 AM

    President is hiding the document and not revealing truth to the public?

    Eranda Sunday, 03 June 2018 04:52 PM

    Dayasiri has taken another 7 million check, and now threatening media not to publish...

    Jaliya Monday, 04 June 2018 07:21 AM

    Although the banking institution is a private commercial institution yet falls under the Finance ministry and CB regulatory mandates ... thus I think we can obtain the bank statements of PTL under the RTI Act ?

    sil Monday, 04 June 2018 11:55 AM

    like to know with some proof

    ravin Sunday, 03 June 2018 04:59 PM

    According to various news reports 118 list is non existing. Prove it otherwise. When the going is good everyone take credit. When everything going bad blame each other. Majority Citizens of this country want the truth. Not blame games.

    Ashi Sunday, 03 June 2018 05:29 PM

    What is your scope CAFFE ?

    Andy Capp Monday, 04 June 2018 07:04 AM

    They are hoping and wasting time and funds!!!

    Bala Monday, 04 June 2018 08:16 AM

    This action well within CAFFE scope. Illegal transactions will prevent Free and Fair Elections.

    aza Monday, 04 June 2018 11:30 AM

    Be careful Keerthi ,your boss MR and his brothers and sons must also be in list ,it will be the greatest surprise if MR 10% Basil is not in the list

    Diogenes Sunday, 03 June 2018 05:46 PM

    If the names of the President and some of his family members are also there, in the Notorious Document it will never be published!We are Kaput! what a bloody disgrace?

    Shan Sunday, 03 June 2018 06:12 PM

    This is a good challenge for those who try to hush up.

    Mandy Monday, 04 June 2018 08:19 AM

    But hushing up and threatening is usual practice of those in power to control others. Remember MR said he has files on all.

    malij Sunday, 03 June 2018 06:29 PM

    Can of worms? Pandora's box? or both?

    Kamal Sunday, 03 June 2018 06:45 PM

    Hahaha, he is living in a dream world. If they wanted to give the names they would have by now and gotten bail...

    samnala Sunday, 03 June 2018 06:40 PM

    Good Decision.. via DM Android App

    Len Nelson Sunday, 03 June 2018 07:02 PM

    Please release Alloysius and company and jail those whose names are on the list !Austin is a very smart man .

    surasena Sunday, 03 June 2018 07:31 PM

    Yes, that is fine to have the entire list. Yet politicians who are not in the list shall not considered to be "clean ones" as the experienced thieves no it is better to avoid easy booties.

    Sincere Sunday, 03 June 2018 07:51 PM

    Now people have the right to information under the new act. Even if its not 118 but 18 or 8, it doesn't matter reveal them to the public.

    Sofia Monday, 04 June 2018 08:22 AM

    Yes the information is no threat to National Security but only secures it further - so any citizen can ask for it.

    MORRIS Sunday, 03 June 2018 09:37 PM


    Gona Sunday, 03 June 2018 09:41 PM

    Reveal these names soon otherwise again government activities will stagnate. Then immediately suspend all those where the payment was not justifiable till cleared. Also immediately get those monies deposited to treasury against losses. People need to agitate to get to bottom of issue so that people can get relief by getting money. Ack.

    gamaathi Monday, 04 June 2018 06:52 AM

    police should question the person who revealed there are 118 others who took money from Aloysius, and get the truth out of him.

    Buddhist Monday, 04 June 2018 07:16 AM

    Keerthi should also release the names of those who fund him.

    Citizen Monday, 04 June 2018 11:23 AM

    What if Aloysius or Palisena gives a list with names addedor deleted from a genuine list -e.g.adding name of KeerthiTennakoon ?

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